26 September, 2017
22 April, 2018
7 Birsel Vardarli Demirmen | Photo: Atilla Sertbakan
to read

EuroLeague Women Week 5 social media spotlight and reaction

MUNICH (EuroLeague Women) - We look back on another action-packed week of EuroLeague Women to see how it went down on social media and to catch-up with some of those involved.

The now under-pressure French giants Bourges Basket slumped to 1-4 after missing a great chance to kick-start their season against champions, Dynamo Kursk.

Very much in the contest heading into crunch time, a late collapse resulted in a 76-65 defeat.

"It's another frustrating loss, because we battled with Kursk during all the game," bemoaned wing star Valeriane Ayayi.

"There are some details that make a difference and maybe we're too young for this kind of team. Now we have to learn from this and bounce back to take fourth position in the group. We can do it," she added.

The game also marked a return to Bourges for Sonja Petrovic - quite a long time after she initially went there as a young player.

Junior in Bourges 10years later as a senior 😂👵🏼 #EuroleagueWomen #DynamoKursk #BourgesBasket #timeFlies

A post shared by Sonja Petrovic (@sonjapetrovic5) on

She landed back in Le Prado as one of the best players in Europe and indeed in the women's game globally.

It has been a rough opening for the usually impeccable UMMC Ekaterinburg this season, but they improved on their previous 2-2 record with a win in Orenburg.

Former Fenerbahce head coach George Dikeoulakos returned to Istanbul with CCC Polkowice and endeared himself even more to his former supporters by claiming a hard-fought 72-67 victory against Galatasaray.

He also got to celebrate with Fenerbahce men's coach in the shape of the legendary Zeljko Obdarovic.

Many of the North American players in the competition were thinking about their family and friends back home this week, as their loved ones celebrated a key holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving 🍁

A post shared by Angel Robinson (@i_love_mearob) on

That included Angelica Robinson of Perfumerias Avenida, whose mood was not helped by a frustrating return to Turkey as her team went down 68-56 to Fenerbahce.

Finally, ZVVZ USK Praha shrugged off the absence of the injured Alena Hanusova to collect an eye-popping 88-51 win at home to ESBVA-LM.

"I am very happy about the performance and especially in the second half," enthused Czech Republic national team shooter, Katerina Elhotova.

"At half-time, it did not seem like we would win with such a big score difference. I also think that the French team was influenced by the injury of their point guard [Valerie Bremont], so their game was not so sure, because she is one of their main players.

"Unlike us, we were more sure in the second half and started fast-breaks and successful shots from longer distance.

"There were times when they would not leave their weak side and there was one of our tall players waiting alone under the basket," concluded Elhotova as Prague moved to 3-2.